Omnicor has acquired a presumed TITAN artifact and wants to know what it does, how it works, and how to duplicate it. You have accepted a project management committee position. Omnicor has assigned your team a fail-deadly surface station on Venus to conduct your research. The station utilizes active cooling powered by a fusion reactor, without which it will overheat and implode. It also may incorporate any additional safeguards you desire. You may construct additions to the station and have a very large budget. Omnicor will provide free backup and resleeving services to all project personnel.
The artifact itself is a cluster of hair-thin transparent fibers sprouting from a central nodule, each ending in transparent globes. The artifact as a whole is roughly spherical, about 10 centimeters across. It arrives suspended in a helium gas vortex generated by the meter-wide EM-shielded sample container.
Whoever wants to participate is considered part of the management committee. How do you want to proceed?